Hervey Bay

Experience unbeatable encounters with humpback whales and access Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island – from Hervey Bay, three-and-a-half hours’ drive north of Brisbane.

Up close and personal

  • Witness migratory whales playfully salute with their flippers and nurture their young calves in the calm protected waters from July to October every year. Hervey Bay is the only place in the world where whales stop and take time to play, giving you the closest encounters possible.
  • Look the gentle giants straight in the eye from the platform of a whale watching tour boat or from below the surface while snorkelling.
  • Learn about the history of the humpbacks and Great Sandy Biosphere then hit the water for kitesurfing or stand-up-paddle boarding.

Feed the soul

  • Buy wild-caught seafood straight from the trawler or fish from Urangan’s historic 800-metre pier. 
  • Hire a bike and cruise the 14-kilometre long esplanade, stopping to shop or explore markets, alfresco cafes and restaurants.
  • Combine your trip with one of the region’s cultural celebrations of seafood and wine.

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Discovery Parks - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$37 - 200
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

The Beach Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$77.00 - 290.00
The Beach Motel Hervey Bay is surrounded by tropical gardens offering clean, simple and value for money accommodation situated on the Esplanade. There is a range of comfortable accommodation on offer, from standard motel rooms to larger self-contained apartments all with brand new ensemble beds, air-conditioning and most include a kitchenette.

Shelly Bay Resort

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$89 - 220
Water views are guaranteed from every apartment at Shelly Bay Resort. Their three storey property enjoys a beautiful beachfront position at the best beach in Hervey Bay where swimming is wonderful on all tides.

Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 120
For a holiday, Econo Lodge Fraser Gateway offers affordable, clean and comfortable, centrally located Hervey Bay accommodation. Whale watching season is from July to November and the largest sand island in the world - Fraser Island is just off the coast.

Beachside Motor Inn

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 190
The Beachside Motor Inn is situated on the Esplanade in Pialba, Hervey Bay, directly opposite the beach. With the central business district, Returned Services League (RSL) Club, shops and restaurants only 200 metres behind the motel, it makes for a great stay.

Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 220
For a fun-filled and sun-filled holiday! Located alongside the Torquay Lakes and beautiful Shelly Beach, just 400 metres away, Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay is the perfect spot for a getaway. Join them in Hervey Bay, known as Australia’s premier Whale Watching city, where you can take a tour, visit heritage listed Fraser Island, go boating, fishing or water-skiing or simply soak up the sun and enjoy the great facilities Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay has to offer.

Windmill Caravan Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$35 - 185
Windmill Caravan Park is centrally located in Hervey Bay close to the beach, Urangan Pier, botanical gardens, shopping centre, restaurants, hotel and club facilities. The park is set in a quiet tropical atmosphere with swimming pool, games room, camp kitchen and powered sites.

Tower Court Motel

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$99 - 190
Tower Court Motel is located in the beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay and is the perfect place to stay when visiting the region as you explore all the attractions on offer. Tower Court Motel is directly opposite the beach and close to great eating outlets.

Villa Cavour Bed and Breakfast

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$165 - 180
Villa Cavour Bed and Breakfast is located on the Hervey Bay promontory of Point Vernon only 50 metres from the Esplanade. This new built modern Queenslander home is surrounded by gum and mango trees, populated by little birds that entertain the guests with their singing.

Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$34 - 52
Torquay Beachfront Tourist Park is a pleasant and friendly caravan park with ample shade trees, right on the beachfront. It is walking distance from shops, restaurants and hotel. Local clubs have a free courtesy pick ups.
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